Katarzyna Kowalik: Harpsichordist, Early Music Specialist

Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 6.30pm
‘French Collection’ harpsichord recital
Handel & Hendrix
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

A recital celebrating Katarzyna Kowalik’s first solo harpsichord release French Collection. This selection demonstrates a variety of the French style, featuring composers such as Rameau, Moyreau, Fouquet, and Royer.

Tickets: £12

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Sunday 10 March 2019, 6pm
Buxtehude & Bach by Royal Baroque ensemble
Heath Street Baptist Church
84 Heath Street, Hampstead, London NW3 1DN

Royal Baroque:
Daniel Sagstuen Sæther - countertenor
Christiane Eidsten Dahl - baroque violin
Kate Conway - viol
Katarzyna Kowalik - organ

PROGRAMME:
Dietrich Buxtehude: Trio sonata op. 1 D minor
Johann Sebastian Bach BWV 232 (B minor Mass): Agnus Dei
J. S. Bach BWV 244 (St Matthew Passion): Erbarme Dich
Dietrich Buxtehude: Passacaglia in D
Johann Sebastian Bach BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio):
Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder
Buxtehude: Trio Sonata op. 1 A minor
Buxtehude: Jubilate Domino

Website: http://heathstreet.org/events/
Tickets: £10 / £5 students - on the door

Tuesday 19 March 2019 at 6.30pm
Jane Austen’s Mr. Handel
Handel & Hendrix
25 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K 4HB

A programme of music by Handel from the Jane Austen music collection, which would have been played in her household, including extracts from the Water Music, Judas Maccabeus as well as recitatives and arias from Handel’s most famous operas.

This programme is performed in full Regency costume, with period music interspersed with readings from Austen’s novels and entertaining descriptions of life in the Regency era.

Literary Music are Rosie Lomas (soprano) and Katarzyna Kowalik (harpsichord).

Tickets: £12

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Sunday 24 March 2019, 6pm
Spotlight on the Set Works
St Mary the Virgin Church, Primrose Hill, Elsworthy Road, NW3 3DJ

Programme of GCSE and A level set works including:
Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 5
Stravinsky Symphony of Winds
Milhaud – Le boeuf sur le toit
Ives – The Unanswered Question
Shostakovich 5th Symphony, 4th movement

Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra with pupils from The Camden School for Girls

Wednesday 10 April 2019
Buxtehude & Bach by Royal Baroque ensemble
Capilla de la Residencia Virgen del Carmen – Sagunto (Valencia)

Royal Baroque:
Daniel Sagstuen Sæther - countertenor
Christiane Eidsten Dahl - baroque violin
Kate Conway - viol
Katarzyna Kowalik - organ

PROGRAMME:
Dietrich Buxtehude: Trio sonata op. 1 D minor
Johann Sebastian Bach BWV 232 (B minor Mass): Agnus Dei
J. S. Bach BWV 244 (St Matthew Passion): Erbarme Dich
Dietrich Buxtehude: Passacaglia in D
Johann Sebastian Bach BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio):
Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder
Buxtehude: Trio Sonata op. 1 A minor
Buxtehude: Jubilate Domino

Tuesday 23 April 2019, 6.30pm
Music Inspired by Fear of Illness in the Pre-Anaesthetic Era
Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9A St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY

Description:
This experience will be divided into two parts: First, there will be a short overview by Dr. Nick Newton of the fear of illness and impending surgery on individuals in the 17th & 18th Century, followed by an introductory talk from Dr. Tim Smith, focusing on the aetiology and management of bladder stones in the pre-anaesthetic era.

These brief introductions will set the scene for a concert by the Royal Baroque Ensemble, under the direction of Katarzyna Kowalik, of music composed by Marin, Lully, Froberger, Couperin and Zelenka reflecting the patient's anxieties concerning illness, surgery without anaesthesia and the close encounters with imminent or untimely death. Part of the programme will be the legendary 'Tableau de l'opération de la taille' by Marais - a musical depiction of the stages of an operation for removing a urinary bladder.

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Tickets: £20.00